Entry Requirements into the Medical Programme at UCSI University in Malaysia

Admission Requirements into the Doctor of Medicine Programme at UCSI University in Malaysia

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Students after UEC, Foundation in Science, STPM, A-Levels, SAM, AUSMAT, CPU or other Pre-University Programme in Malaysia looking for a top rated and affordable medical programme can consider UCSI University. It is important to check the admission or entry requirements into the Doctor of Medicine programme at UCSI University before you apply. There is also an interview required.

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Entry Requirements into the Medical Program at UCSI University

Admission Interview Required to Enter the Doctor of Medicine Programme

All shortlisted candidates will be subject to an interview. Acceptance for admission to the
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Programme at UCSI University is subject to the outcome of the interview and the availability of seats

Qualifications Academic Requirements
STPM Grade BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e.

  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
A-Level Grades BBB, ABC or AAC in 3 subjects i.e.

  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
Matriculation
Or
Foundation in Science
Or
Pre- Medical course
CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in 3 subjects i.e.

  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics

And

Provided the course is not less than 1 year in the same accredited institution

And

SPM with minimum entry qualification is 5 Bs each in

  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics; and
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics; and
  • another subject

at School Certificate level or its equivalent

General Certificate of Education Ordinary (“O”) Levels with 5 Bs each in

  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics; and
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics; and
  • another subject

at School Certificate level or its equivalent

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B4 each in 5 subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics
Monash University Foundation Pre University Program (MUFY)
or
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Foundation
or
Western Australia Curriculum Council
or
HSC Sydney Australia
or
Trinity College Foundation Studies
or
Australian Universities Foundation Programmes
or
South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
or
Victorian Certificate of Education, Australia Year 12
or
Australian Matriculation (Ausmat)
Aggregate or average of 80% or the equivalent of B in any 3 subjects i.e.

  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics

or

80% ATAR provided the subjects include

  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3
or
New Zealand Bursary
Average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e.

  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
Canadian Pre-University (CPU)
or
Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP / Canadian Grade 12/13)
or
Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12
Average of 80% in any 3 subjects i.e.

  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
Indian Pre-university Average of 70% in any 3 subjects i.e.

  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
International Baccalaureate (IB) 30 points with a minimum of 2 science subjects or Mathematics at Higher Level (HL) and 1 science subject at Standard Level
and
attained a minimum score of 4 each in

  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry; and
  • Physics or Mathematics
Diploma in Health Sciences CGPA 3.5 (out of 4.0)

And

Provided the course is not less than 5 semesters or 2 1⁄2 years in the same accredited institution

And

the minimum entry qualification is 2Bs each in

  • Biology; and/or
  • Chemistry; and/or
  • Physics; and

3 Credits each in

  • English; and
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics; and
  • another subject

at School Certificate level or its equivalent

Degree in Health or Pure or Applied Sciences CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0)
5-year medical programme
Degree in Health or Pure or Applied Sciences CGPA 3.3 (out of 4.0)
4-year graduate entry medical programme
Degree in the Arts or Humanities CGPA 3.5 (out of 4.0)
5-year medical programme
Degree in the Arts or Humanities CGPA 3.75 (out of 4.0)
4-year graduate entry medical programme

*All STPM / ‘A’ Levels or equivalent pre-university exam must be done in one sitting.

English Requirements:

Any one of the following:

  • TOEFL – Score of 213 (computer-based) or 550 (written-based)
  • IELTS – Band score of 6.0
  • 1119 English / ‘O’ Levels English –B3
  • MUET – Band 4

Entry Requirements into Foundation in Science Leading to the Doctor of Medicine Programme at UCSI University

Students after SPM or O-Levels planning to take the Doctor of Medicine programme at UCSI University should enter into the Foundation in Science programme first. Below are the Admission Requirements for the Foundation in Science leading to the Doctor of Medicine programme at UCSI University.

Foundation in Science (For entry into Medicine / Pharmacy)
SPM 5 credits with Bs for Mathematics/Additional Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and one more subject (Pharmacy programme – SPM: Bahasa Malaysia & English – Minimum C is required)
Other qualifications deemed equivalent to SPM/O-Level by Malaysian Qualifications Agency Overall average of 65% (including individual scores of 65% in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics)

English Requirements

A distinction (A+,A or A-) in English Language course at SPM/UEC level; or MUET Band 5; or TOEFL score of 196 (computer-based) / 525 (written-based) / 69-70 (internet-based) ; or IELTS Band 5.5. Additional English course(s) must be taken at UCSI University concurrently with undergraduate programme if English Language requirements are not fulfilled.

Affordable medical program in Malaysia

UCSI University’s Medicine programme recruits and trains students to become

UCSI University located in Taman Connaught, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

UCSI University located in Taman Connaught, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

medical doctors to meet the needs of the healthcare system of the country. This goal is achieved with highly qualified staff, fully-equipped laboratories as well as other essential facilities. With learning as its training thrust, active student participation is the standard expectation.

The homegrown Medical progamme at UCSI University has graduated its first batch of students already and is accredited by MQA, recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council and World Health Organisation.

Problem Based Learning (PBL) was introduced at the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UCSI University, since the inception of medical programme in 2005.

Many students dream of becoming doctors but are unable to achieve it because of the high cost involved for the medical program. With more than 28 years of experience, UCSI University provides a high quality medical program at about RM300,000 total for 5 years.

This course is completed locally. Year 1 and 2 is conducted at the state-of-the-art

UCSI University Medical Students undergo their clinical training at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Terengganu

UCSI University Medical Students undergo their clinical training at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Terengganu

campus in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur and years three to five at the clinical training at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu. This is advantageous to the UCSI Medical Students because the doctor to medical student ratio is low and the medical student to patient ratio is high for the clinical rotations.

Therefore, medical students get personal attention from the attending doctors to learn a lot as well as put into practice their knowledge and skills to the many patients assigned to them.

Clinical training give students experiences in all parts of the hospital setting, including the operating room, emergency department, and various other departments that allow learning by viewing and doing.

During this training, students are required to rotate through different medical specialties and treat patients under the supervision of physicians. Students elicit patient histories, complete physical examinations, write progress notes, and assist in surgeries and medical procedures. Being the only university sending medical students for clinical training at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital, UCSI students get more attention from the attending physicians and access to more patients.

In the northern region as well as Klang Valley, there are hundreds of medical students from many medical schools vying for

UCSI University

UCSI University

attention at the hospitals there.

At the end of the MD programme, the graduates would have attained the fundamental knowledge, attitude and skills in the following five areas:

  • Basic medical services
  • Clinical and therapeutic methods, procedures and investigations
  • Community health and family medicine
  • Communication skills
  • Professional competence

 

Features of the Doctor of Medicine Programme at UCSI University

i. Student-centred Learning

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With a student-centred rather than teacher-centred programme, the curriculum is structured to foster and encourage student learning and the fostering of ownership over their own learning as the main objective.

ii. Problem-based Learning (PBL)
The Faculty recognises that the philosophy of using problems is the most effective learning approach suited to medicine, and is used to enhance the learning in Basic Medical Sciences.

iii. Integrated Learning
Both Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences are integrated throughout the academic training with early clinical exposure in the form of hospital visits to enhance the learning of Basic Sciences and to facilitate student transition to a comprehensive hospital & Community-based learning that enables students to develop their interviewing, communication and physical examination skills. Arranged in Year 2 of the programme, these visits enable students to put their training into practice, as well as to facilitate their transition into the clinical environment in Year 3.

iv. Computer-assisted Learning
The learning process is further strengthened with active incorporation of multimedia tools, which include a computerised multi-purpose laboratory and 3D cyber anatomy software for anatomy dissection sessions

Programme Details Doctor of Medicine Programme at UCSI University

The five-year M.D. programme is segregated into two phases. Phase 1 of the

UCSI University Terengganu Campus

UCSI University Terengganu Campus

programme (the first two years) is conducted at the Kuala Lumpur campus while Phase 2 (the final three years) is based at the clinical school at the 58-acre Terengganu campus. The clinical training at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu.

Each semester comprises approximately 16 weeks of class sessions whereby the hours of contact for each session ranges between one to two hours per session.

Interview

Academically-qualified candidates are required to attend an interview for admission. The outcome of the interview determines a candidate’s successful admission into the programme.

Assessments for the Doctor of Medicine Programme at UCSI University

There will be three Professional Examinations. The First Professional Examination comprises two parts: the first part to be taken

Phase 2 (the final three years) of UCSI University's Medical Programme is based at the clinical school at the 58-acre Terengganu campus.

Phase 2 (the final three years) of UCSI University’s Medical Programme is based at the clinical school at the 58-acre Terengganu campus.

at the end of the first year and the second part at the end of second year. The student will proceed to the subsequent year on passing this examination.

Students may be allowed to re-sit but will be excluded from the course if they fail the re-sit examination.

Students may also request to repeat the year in lieu of a re-sit examination but he can do so ONLY ONCE for Phase 1.

The Second Professional Examination will be conducted at the end of the fourth year. Progression from the third year to the fourth year and eligibility to sit for the Second Professional Examination is subject to satisfactory completion of all postings.

There is no re-sit examination and students who fail will repeat the year. This will be allowed ONLY ONCE.

The Third Professional Examination will be conducted at the end of the final year. Those who fail may be allowed to take re-sit

UCSI University Medical Students undergo their clinical training at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Terengganu

UCSI University Medical Students undergo their clinical training at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Terengganu

the examination after SIX MONTHS and a second re-sit after a further six months should they fail in the first re-sit. Should they fail the two re-sit examinations, they will be precluded.

Notwithstanding the above, students are subject to the rules and ethics of the professions in their daily performance. Repeated non-compliance can result in their being precluded from the course.

Following successful completion of the medical degree, graduates are eligible for provisional registration with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).

After serving a compulsory housemanship year, they are eligible for full registration in Malaysia, but Malaysian citizens will be required by the Ministry of Health to undertake a further three years of compulsory service.

The following list is the samples of specialisation and sub-specialisation should the students intend to further their studies.

Specialisation – At least 4 years

Phase 2 (the final three years) of UCSI University's Medical Programme is based at the clinical school at the 58-acre Terengganu campus.

Phase 2 (the final three years) of UCSI University’s Medical Programme is based at the clinical school at the 58-acre Terengganu campus.

  • Pathology
  • Immunology
  • Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  • Ophthalmology (Eye)
  • Radiology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Community Medicine

Sub-specialisation – A further 2 to 4 years

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Plastic Surgery

Recognition of the Doctor of Medicine Programme at UCSI University

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme at UCSI University is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). The medical programme has international recognition as it is listed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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  1. May I know which is the best institution in Malaysia to pursue medicine course? I was told it is IMU in Bukit Jalil. Is it true? In that case, if we take foundation in science in IMU instead of A-level, then only pursue in medicine degree. Will there be any disadvantage?  Ragards Stephy Wong

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